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Early American Pattern Glass362 of 610McKee & Bros. 'Deer and Pine Tree' c1886Vintage EAPG 1908 Slewed Horseshoe Punchbowl base
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    Posted 5 years ago

    TreasureHu…
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    This a such a heavy piece of glass, great for being a water pitcher as it won't fall over at all. My piece as started to turn purple, can anyone tell me why? It's not in direct sunlight or even hardly light at all unless I turn the light on in the china cabinet or in the dining room, otherwise dark.

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    Comments

    1. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      much EAPG contain manganese in the glass formulas to get clarity in the glass. Exposure to UV light can tend to cause the glass to turn purple over time. This is why it's recommended to NOT display EAPG in direct sunlight for long periods; tho' exposure to artificial UV lighting also produces the same results of purpling. This is generally known as 'sun purpled' by EAPG collectors and considered damage.
    2. melaniej melaniej, 5 years ago
      I see so many pieces in the second hand stores that have a purple tint....
      And now I know why...
      Learn so much from the knowledgeable collectors on here :)
      Great educational post.
    3. TreasureHuntVta TreasureHuntVta, 5 years ago
      Thank you for your gracious comments.
    4. Wonderwoman Wonderwoman, 5 years ago
      The picture shows it as purpled but it's totally clear. Thanks for the comments.

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